Mathew Helm

Mathew Helm is a three-time Olympian in diving (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008). Helm’s silver medal in the platform diving at Athens was the first medal by an individual male Australian diver since Richmond Eve’s gold at Paris 1924. The gold medallist was Hu Jia of China with the Olympic champion from Sydney, Tian Liang, in third place. Helm’s excellent final dive relegated Tian, who had led after four dives, to the bronze medal position. At Athens, Helm also joined with Robert Newbery to claim a bronze medal in the synchronised platform diving. Helm came out of retirement and gained selection for the Beijing Games where he placed fourth in the synchronised 10m platform and sixth in the individual 10m.

Olympic Results

2008 Beijing

10m Platform - Men
Preliminary 484.40 5th
Semifinal 485.20 6th
Final 467.70 6th
Final Placing 6 / 30
10m Platform Synchronised - Men
Final 444.84 4th
Final Placing 4 / 8

2004 Athens

10m Platform - Men
Preliminaries 513.06 1st
Semifinals 722.40; 1st 209.34 2nd
Final 730.56; 2nd 521.22 2nd
Final Placing 2 / 33
10m Platform Synchronised - Men
Final 366.84 3rd
Final Placing 3 / 8

2000 Sydney

10m Platform - Men
Semi Final 653.40; 4th 198.03 3rd
Preliminary 455.37 5th
Final 618.24; 8th 420.21 11th
Final Placing 8 / 42
10m Platform Synchronised - Men
Final 333.24 5th
Final Placing 5 / 8